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Associate Degree Nursing – 2017 Day Program

(admission criteria subject to change)



Applications are currently being accepted for the 2017 Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN Day) option program.

To apply for Nursing, complete an application to the College and meet with an Admissions Staff member (have a photo ID with you) in Student Services (building #13 on Campus Maps) to activate the application. It is recommended that students bring official or unofficial transcripts at the time of application.


Admissions questions may be emailed to

Please carefully review all information which has been provided. Upon graduation from the program, the student receives the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.Sc.) Degree. The associate degree program is fully approved by the North Carolina State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). If you have questions regarding this information, contact the CVCC Department of Nursing at (828) 327-7000.

General Information
For general information related to the profession of nursing, refer to the Bureau of Labor Statistics provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor.

What is the class schedule/length for the ADN program? CVCC currently offers an Associate Degree in Nursing program. Students participate in classroom, laboratory, and clinical experience typically Monday through Friday. The ADN program consists of five semesters. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the national licensure exam (NCLEX) for RNs. (The NC Board of Nursing will review the criminal background checks of each person applying for licensure. Applicants can be denied licensure based on this review.) Applicants may take the general education/related coursework for the ADN program prior to acceptance. Please note that taking these courses does not shorten the program length, but it does lighten one’s course load each semester after acceptance into the program.

Costs: College tuition is set by the North Carolina State Legislature and is subject to change. ADN students are required to purchase a variety of books, class uniforms, malpractice insurance, accident insurance, and other fees as set by the College. The approximate cost for the program is $6,500.00. (This figure is based upon current in-state tuition rates and reflects an approximate cost only.)

Financial Aid: All applicants are encouraged to apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For information about financial aid, contact the Financial Aid Office.

Computer Access: Coursework requires that a student have a reliable computer with Word, PowerPoint, and Excel with internet access. Upon application to CVCC, students are assigned a CVCC email address. It is the responsibility of the student to open this email account and read it frequently as the College provides crucial program information through this email account.

IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING CVCC EMAIL: Your CVCC email account is the primary method of communication between the College and you. Please check your CVCC email regularly. You will be notified of your accepted or non-accepted status via CVCC email.

Criminal Background Check: Carefully read the information below regarding background checks, drug testing, and the result of a negative background check.

  • Some clinical facilities will require students to undergo criminal background checks and/or drug testing.
  • The student may be required to pay fees associated with these screenings.
  • Clinical facilities may refuse access to clinical experiences based on the criminal background checks and/or drug testing.
  • If a clinical facility refuses to allow a student access to a clinical experience, the student will be unable to continue in the program.

» Suggested Program Sequence (PDF)

Information Session

Nursing Q&A Session Nursing Applicants are not required to attend a session, these sessions are available for students who wish to come in person to ask questions or who need help with completing the Minimum Admission Requirements (MARs) Checklist.

Also, students are encouraged to visit staff in Student Services at any time during operating hours (no appointment needed) with questions. Students are also welcome to email questions to

  Nursing Information Session Dates:

  • January 9th, 2016 - 6:00 PM CAD 561
  • January 23rd, 2016 - 6:00 PM CAD 561

    The Nursing Information Session is an hour long scheduled time where you can come to CVCC to learn about CVCC’s nursing program and ask questions that relate to the program as well as the admissions process.

    No appointment is necessary to attend the Nursing Information Session. This is a college event; therefore, please make arrangements for child care.

    View the Campus Map for this location.


Important Admissions Information

» 2017 Associate Degree Nursing Admissions Packet (PDF)

» 2017 ADN MARS Student Checklist (PDF)

Important Documents and Forms

» CVCC CPR Class Schedule

» CVCC Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) Class Schedule  

» Student Medical Form (PDF)

» Transcript Request Form (PDF)


Nursing Program

Job Resource Center


» 2013 Nursing 292-A Class Africa Medical Trip


Benita Beard, Department Head
B.S.N., Lenoir Rhyne University
M.S.N., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Tel: 828.327.7000 Ext. 4336


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